Dec 3, 2013 9:20am EST
at the numbers, it's startling. we spend $15,000 per every student in this country on education and that's more than every single country in the developed world and japan beat us in the international ranking that you mentioned and we're throwing money at the problem. it's not the lack of spending, it's the character of the spending. it's not trickling down to the classroom, it's federal government regulation and it should be a state-run education should belong to the state and no child left behind. it usurps a lot of power from the states and that to me that's the problem not relegating to the states. stuart: you'd get rid of it-- not all of it, but some of the bureaucracy because that's where the money is flowing, the administrators of the schools and all kind of people backing them up, the bureaucracy. you'd get rid of that. >> yes. stuart: but can you? kayleigh, you can't, you can't do that. i mean, the unions are so firmly entrenched and there's a big vote in favor of those unions. in favor of teachers, and i don't know if you can get around that? >> yeah, and i think you hit the nail on th
Dec 2, 2013 9:20am EST
the style of hairstyle they want, our hair stylists work with little girls to educate them on how they can take care of their dolls hairs. stuart: is this your dream to come here and get american girl doll? >> yeah. stuart: good for you. stuart: what is your name? >> samantha. stuart: samantha. did your doll eat with you today? and what is your doll's name? >> samantha. [laughter] stuart: as you walk around this place, you are surrounded by little girls seven, eight, nine years old and they are clearly in the place they want to be. five weeks until christmas, less than that, it is a big deal. and this is a terrific place to be. when i went to get the next on? >> next year. >> good answer. stuart: that was a lot of fun. i have some hard numbers for you. 143 million american doll books have been sold, 23 million american girl dolls sold, and 54 million visitors to the 17 stores. 70 million visitors per year to american girl.com. mattel is the parent company, that is important. let's bring in nicole and charles on this one. first of all, american girl, is that a big part of their operation?
Dec 6, 2013 9:20am EST
voters rejected a tax hike to fund public education. look at history. populism works on college campuseses but looks a guy like bill bradley or howard dean it doesn't really work. stuart: we are riding a big piece, your newspaper. >> reading the wall street journal editorial page. stuart: the hard left is -- they used the word reckless, stronger stuff than that. >> a set weekend have all these kinds of fiscal fantasies as they put it. and a couple existed -- stuart: she wants to raise social security benefits and tax everybody. >> social security is broken and you can't promise american voters something you can't deliver, it is irresponsible and future generations will pay. they sounded like mitt romney in his op-ed. very refreshing. stuart: you are closer to politics than i am. uh battle between moderate democrats and the hard left, you say who wins? >> it depends how badly -- the minute this thought that can out you saw moveon.org and other groups try to shut down this debate. it is not conversations they want to have. this is a hallmark of the obama era not just demagoguing t